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Encourage children’s development and creativity Bunny’s School Age 1

Puppy’s School Age 1-2

Kitty’s School Age 2-3 BUNNY’S SCHOOL • first edition • authors Simeon Marinković and Slavica Marković • illustrated by Evelina Daneva Rajninger • designed by Dušan Pavlić • editor Slavica Marković • proof reader Violeta Babić • prepress Nebojša Mitić • publisher Kreativni centar, Belgrade, 8 Gradištanska • phone/fax: +381 11 38 20 464, +381 11 38 20 483, +381 11 24 40 659 • www.kreativnicentar.rs • print Grafostil • copies 3,000 • year of print 2016 • copyright ©Креативни центар 2016

Hedgehog’s School Age 3-4

Bear’s School Age 4-5

Elephant’s School Age 5-6

Enc o

ity v i u r ag t rea e childre c d n a n’s development

BUNNY’S SCHOOL

The

First

Year


The

First

Year

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Child’s development during the first year SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DEVELOPMENT

WHAT SHOULD THE ADULT DO

Speech development

Speech development

During the first three months of their life, a child is only able to listen to speech, sounds of toys and music and express themselves through sounds like ah, ooh, goo, boo, beh, eh.

Accompany your child’s activities by gentle speech, singing, cooing, soft sounds.

In the second trimester, the child is slowly learning to say vowels such as ah-ah-ah, ooh-ooh-ooh, sing certain sounds and form syllables such as ba-ba, ma-ma and ga-ga. In the second half of the first year, children start to babble, at first understanding one and later, several words. They can turn their head towards a familiar person or object and listen and imitate sounds and noises.

Talk to the baby, mimic what they are saying. Understand your child’s demands and respond to them with a smile, a look, taking their hand, extending the requested object. Encourage your child to repeat activities and mimic sounds: Come here… Where is?... Look at the kitty… Give to mummy…. This is a bell, ding-ding… What sound does the bell make? Games: hide and seek, nursery rhymes, lullabies, etc.

By the end of the first year, they know how to say several words (mama, papa, baba) and understand simple commands (come, don’t).

Cognitive development (critical thinking)

Cognitive development (critical thinking)

By the time they are six months old, children are beginning to hold objects and observe them.

Encourage your child to: - observe, - discover partially hidden objects, - touch and reach for objects, - put one block on top of another, - mimic sounds, - show and name objects from a picture.

They use objects to make sounds. In the second half of the first year, they are able to look for a hidden object (ninth month), they then succeed in finding it (by the end of first year). This is also when they start looking for objects outside of their field of view and hand over objects at command. They learn by trial and error.

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Fine motor skills

Fine motor skills

Around the time they are nine months old, children can observe a trace of a pen or pencil on paper.

While they are in your lap, put pencil or pen in your child’s hands, put your hand around theirs and draw lines on paper together.

They are able to draw lines on paper with adult’s assistance. By the end of first year they can mimic tracing pencil on paper.

Encourage your child to draw lines and scribble on paper on their own.

Familiarising with their surroundings In the first three months, the child is only able to fixedly look at their mother as she is talking to them, with time they slowly start to turn their head in the direction of the sound and follow the moving person with their gaze.

Familiarising with their surroundings

In the second trimester, they start to notice smaller objects on the table.

Show pictures in a book to your child and describe them.

In the second half of the first year, they can differentiate between familiar and unfamiliar people and pay attention when others are talking.

Sing nursery rhymes and lullabies.

They like to play hide and seek games and are able to determine the source of the sound.

Hide and seek games.

By the time they are nine months old, a child can recognise numerous objects from their surroundings.

Games in which you imitate adult and children. Pointing games.

By the end of the first year, they can clap their hands to familiar songs, mimic simple activities of others (sticking out their tongue, blinking, coughing), point their finger in the direction they want.

Senses and perception

Senses and perception

At two months, your child can recognise certain shapes and colours from a picture.

Use big, brightly coloured drawings without many details to show to your child.

In the second half of the first year, they like looking at brightly coloured drawings and when asked Where is? they turn their head to look for a familiar object or face.

Conversation: This is a ball. The ball is yellow. Where is the yellow ball? Where is the yellow car?

They can visually differentiate between a triangle, circle and a rectangle. They can also point to a familiar object in a picture and are able to recognise what is drawn in the picture – faces and objects alike. By the end of the first year, they are able to notice the difference between two objects of same shape and different colours and can also hand out an object of requested colour.

Read books to your child that contain clear pictures of familiar objects. (Where is the mouse? Point to it.) Imitate sounds from objects found in pictures (Car goes beep-beep!). Encourage your child to show who is doing what in the picture. Encourage your child to imitate sounds and actions in the picture (How does the mouse squeak?).

Find out more about this subject in the following books from our editions: Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel: What to Expect the First Year Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel: What to Expect the Second Year Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel, Sandee E. Hathaway: What to Expect the Toddler Years Ivan Ivić et al: Razvojna mapa Mara Šain et al: Korak po korak 1 Mara Šain et al: Korak po korak 2 Mara Šain, Slavica Čarapić: Korak po korak 3 Mara Šain, Slavica Čarapić: Korak po korak 4 Chip Wood: Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14

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This is Bunny.

Look how cute this Bunny is! Let’s pet him. Where is Bunny’s ear? Point to it. And the other ear? Where is your ear? Point to Bunny’s eye. And the other eye? Where is Bunny’s leg? Where is his other leg? And where is your leg?

Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop Hop little bunnies, hop and stop.

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Good morning, Bunny!

Bunny woke up. Where is Bunny’s crib? Bunny has blue pyjamas. Point to Bunny’s pyjamas. Where is Bunny’s toy? Point to it. Where do you sleep? Show it.

Bunny got up From his little crib. Good morning, good day He is wide awake!

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Daddy is dressing Bunny.

Daddy took off Bunny’s pyjamas. Daddy is putting on Bunny’s shirt. Point to Bunny. And where is Daddy?

Chirp, chirp, chirp Where is my shirt? Chirp, chirp, chirp There is my shirt! Sleeve number one, Sleeve number two, There you go Bunny, Now you’re dressed too!

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Find out g everythcinan do, your chiled learning encourageativity, and cr he world discoveratve fun! and h

This serie s of picture b o o k s aimed at children a g e d o ne to six c help paren t s s p ark love foan reading wi from theirth their little oner encourage earliest days – t s o the imaginatiiro perception, nd curiositny a .

gether is o t s k o o b Reading along with them an ing gs you c you n i and playh h t t s e b one of t uer child. This is hocwome do for ycoourage them to beerson, will en and confident p things a happy ll the important er in because ain childhood – latt. happen , they only repea life

Encourage children’s development and creativity Bunny’s School Age 1

Puppy’s School Age 1-2

Kitty’s School Age 2-3 BUNNY’S SCHOOL • first edition • authors Simeon Marinković and Slavica Marković • illustrated by Evelina Daneva Rajninger • designed by Dušan Pavlić • editor Slavica Marković • proof reader Violeta Babić • prepress Nebojša Mitić • publisher Kreativni centar, Belgrade, 8 Gradištanska • phone/fax: +381 11 38 20 464, +381 11 38 20 483, +381 11 24 40 659 • www.kreativnicentar.rs • print Grafostil • copies 3,000 • year of print 2016 • copyright ©Креативни центар 2016

Hedgehog’s School Age 3-4

Bear’s School Age 4-5

Elephant’s School Age 5-6

Enc o

ity v i u r ag t rea e childre c d n a n’s development

BUNNY’S SCHOOL

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First

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